Divers pull 73-year-old man from submerged car on Far South Side

He was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

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Chicago Fire Department’s dive team searches a pond for anyone after a vehicle went under the water, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Chicago Fire Department’s dive team searches a pond after a vehicle went under the water Nov. 13, 2020, on the Far South Side.

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A 73-year-old man was rescued from a car submerged in a pond Thursday evening on the Far South Side near the Illinois-Indiana border.

Police Marine Unit drivers respond about 8:20 p.m. to a call of a vehicle in the water in the 4000 block of East 134th Street, Chicago police said in a statement.

They pulled the 73-year-old man from the vehicle, who was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

It was not immediately clear how the vehicle ended up in the water.

No other injuries were reported.

Chicago Fire Department’s dive team searches a pond after a vehicle went under the water Nov. 13, 2020, on the Far South Side.

Chicago Fire Department’s dive team searches a pond after a vehicle went under the water Nov. 13, 2020, on the Far South Side.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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